Book Discussion on Yeltsin: A Life

Timothy Colton talked about his book Yeltsin: A Life, published by Basic Books, about the life of the first publicly elected president in… read more

Timothy Colton talked about his book Yeltsin: A Life, published by Basic Books, about the life of the first publicly elected president in Russia, President Boris Yeltsin. Topics included the relationship between President Yeltsin and former President Mikhail Gorbachev and the difficulties of writing a political biography. Mr. Colton said that President Yeltsin was a complex individual who would not fit any single personality category. He emphasized the duration of President Yeltsin’s term as leader of a post-Soviet Russia. Following

his remarks he responded to questions from the audience.

Timothy Colton is the author of The Dilemma of Reform in the Soviet Union, Moscow: Governing the Socialist Metropolis, Transitional Citizens: Voters and What Influences Them in the New Russia, and Popular Choice and Managed Democracy: The Russian Elections of 1999 and 2000 (with Michael McFaul). close

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Jun 21, 2008
Last Aired:
Jul 12, 2008

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  • Jul 12, 2008 | 2:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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